Courses

By the end of this course, you will know how to define your retirement lifestyle, understand your income needs and create your own personal retirement checklist. Learn investment planning techniques and risk avoidance strategies. Don't get caught unprepared for retirement.


May 18-20, 2021, ONLINE WEBEX
Get a new perspective on time management. This hands-on 3-hour course shows you how to support your brain so you can be more efficient with time, more effective in planning, and experience less stress and overwhelm.


Thursday, May 13, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Wednesday, June 9, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn everything you need to know about addressing the unique challenges of gardening in Central Oregon. An OSU Certified Master Gardener? will cover all aspects of gardening including vegetable gardening. Water conservation techniques will be also be covered.


May 18-20, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
How is writing a story like telling a joke? Find out in this 3-hour workshop as we explore the structure of humor and how and when to use it in our writing.


Saturday, May 22, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Lynne Dean, a retired latent fingerprint expert who helped track The Green River Killer, in this fascinating look into the real world of crime scene investigation. View the inside workings of a forensic fingerprint laboratory, learn about the practice of fingerprint mutilation to prevent detection and actively review and analyze evidence from real crime scenes. This course is great for the CSI amateur enthusiast, mystery writers or book clubs. Materials are required for this course.


Saturday, May 15, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Monday, May 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Explore the reasons for establishing a Durable Power of Attorney, Advance Directive, Medical Authorization, Will, or Living Trust, especially in these uncertain times. This overview of estate planning addresses creating an estate plan, trust administration, probate, and estate taxes.


Wednesday, July 28, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter for a comprehensive overview of the keto diet to help determine if it might be right for you. Explore the types of foods to include as well as which ones to exclude in your diet. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls and how to troubleshoot for stalled weight loss, mood balance, fatigue, and sleep issues. You will also learn how to manage your carbohydrate intake.


Tuesday, July 20, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
The Fearless Fish Cookery series continues with Chef Candy preparing a perfectly Pan Seared Salmon dish alongside Gazpacho Vinaigrette and Black Olive Couscous. Learn searing and plating techniques with this delicious summer dish that is sure to wow your friends and family. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Saturday, June 12, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Chef Candy in the first course of the Fearless Fish Cookery series. This session will showcase Sea Scallops with Pickled Tomato and Jalapeños, and Sweet Corn Risotto. Learn techniques for searing the perfect scallop and plating techniques to create a beautiful, restaurant-quality dinner for your family or party guests. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Saturday, May 22, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn relevant information on a variety of financial topics including stocks, bonds, mutual funds and asset allocation. This course will also review the basics of retirement planning, estate planning and preparing for the unexpected.


Thursday, August 5, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Whether you are new to horses, struggling with your own horse, or looking to tune-up your handling and communication skills, this course will cover a wide range of skill building to suit each individual's needs. No riding involved and no experience required. Class held weather permitting. Will be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Wear closed-toe leather shoes and wear layers.


Saturday, June 5, 2021, HORSETALK
Saturday, July 24, 2021, HORSETALK
Horses are unique in their ability to teach us about our body language, living in the moment with stress and vulnerability, and being in relationships. Students will learn about themselves through these unique interactions with horses. No riding involved and no experience required. Class held weather permitting. Will be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Wear closed-toe leather shoes and wear layers.


Saturday, May 22, 2021, HORSETALK
Learn the basics of bicycle maintenance and repair in this comprehensive two-day course designed for the beginner. Students will be able to go home after the first day and practice their skills, and return to ask specific questions. This hands-on course will take the mystery out of maintaining your bicycle and provide skills necessary to keep your bicycle running smoothly. All tools and bicycles will be provided by the instructor.


July 17-18, 2021, RTEC 123
Is it true that "we are what we eat?" Have you ever wondered if your diet affects your annual lab test results? Join Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter and examine common lab tests such as the Complete Metabolic Panel, Complete Blood Count, Lipid Panel and those that look at key essential nutrients. Explore what the lab results mean for your health. Learn ways to use your diet to effect positive change in your labs and your overall health.


Tuesday, May 18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a continual learning process. Professionals with previous MI training or practice will continue developing skills in their role supporting individuals to make and sustain behavior changes.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
For additional information, visit our Motivational Interviewing webpage.
This is the annual Oregon Association of Community & Continuing Education Spring Forum which is an in-service training for Continuing Education professionals throughout Oregon.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Dive into the world of digital photography. Learn how to capture a beautiful image and use simple photo editing techniques to create a final product. Course includes an overview of basic camera controls as well as post-processing techniques. No experience required. Bring your camera and user's manual.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Indoor plants can boost moods, reduce stress, clean the air, and exude healing energy as you nurture them and watch them grow. In this course, learn five quick care tips, explore the best houseplants for the Central Oregon climate, learn how to make a houseplant thrive in your own home, and much more.


Saturday, June 5, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Rosé wines are versatile, readily available, food-friendly and a great option any time of the year. This course will dive into the world of pink wines, their origin in the New World as well as the Old World, different grapes and styles produced. The instructor will provide a general list of three wines to purchase prior to the course so students can taste along if they choose (optional). Participating students must be 21 years of age or older.


Thursday, May 20, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn to make a delicious vegetable and cheese galette wrapped in a flaky pastry shell. This rustic savory pie served with a simple salad makes for a perfect dinner meal. Students will be given a list of vegetables and cheeses to choose from to make a custom galette perfectly suited to their own taste. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to bake along with the demonstration.


Wednesday, June 2, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Everyone judges a book by its cover. In this course for self-publishers, study the principles of good cover design, learn how to find stock images and fonts that can be used in commercial projects, and observe a demonstration on how to create a complete cover file using a graphic design program.


Saturday, May 15, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
This online meeting will help you gather information about COCC's bilingual training preparing individuals to serve as Health Care Interpreters in medical settings. Registration for meeting is required to receive online access link.


Tuesday, May 11, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Wednesday, June 9, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn to make this delicious seasonal pie with a flaky lattice crust that will surely brighten up any spring day. Chef Katie will take the mystery out of how to make the perfect pie dough from scratch and give you tips to avoid the dreaded "soggy bottom." Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to bake along with the demonstration.


Wednesday, May 26, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Medicare is a critical source of health insurance for 44 million Americans. You need in-depth information on the often confusing process of the Medicare system to make informed choices with your own, or a loved one's, health insurance.


Tuesday, May 11, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Tuesday, June 8, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join professional whiskey distiller Rick Molitor from New Basin Distilling Company to learn everything you need to know about bourbon. Rick will discuss the process of making bourbon and lead you through the exploration of taste notes and the best strategies for enjoying bourbon. Tasting kit included in price. Must be 21 years of age or older and show ID to pick up the kit.


Sunday, May 23, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join professional whiskey distiller Rick Molitor from New Basin Distilling Company in Madras, Oregon to learn about Scotch Whisky (no "e"). Participants will sample different varieties of Scotch whisky as Rick discusses some history, the distilling process and unique characteristics of the different regions of Scotland. Tasting kit included in the price. Participants must be 21 years of age or older and show ID to pick up the kit.


Sunday, June 27, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM